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Howard U School of Law / Re: Incoming 1Ls at Howard
« on: July 19, 2005, 01:51:47 PM »
I can't verify if it is mandatory, but I think you should probably be there since a lot of things will take place there such as completing registration and ID pics. Also, you get to meet other students before class start. There is this pinning ceremony that will probably be on the Friday too. When do you get to DC?

I wont be able to get out there until Thursday afternoon probably after everything is over. Hopefully it wont be a hassle trying to make everything up.

you DO NOT WANT TO BE ABSENT!  Seriously call them first.

Howard U School of Law / Re: Incoming 1Ls at Howard
« on: July 04, 2005, 10:14:41 PM »
HUSL Housing:

Things to consider:
Are you disciplined?
Would you wake up and get to the train or leave in time to get to class ON TIME?
etc etc....

I would recommend for those that can't wake up and get to school on time (b/c HUSL has an attendance policy and they will use it!  I came uncomfortably close to getting an F before taking the exam - trust me... that was not fun!):

Connecticut Ave
Anywhere around American U
NW DC between 11 and 14th Streets
Anywhere on the red line... no more that three stops

For those with some discipline
Try NE DC near Catholic U
Deeper in NW
Silver Spring (I think this would be my new home.)

NOTE TO ALL: Try and stay off the highways...

I had a Dell... I got rid of it and I will be getting a MAC
If you want to have wireless connectivitiy through out the school make sure your laptop is wireless capable.
I would recommend getting a laptop... it is very convenient.
You can go really cheap... Dell has a great sale going on.
If your laptop does not have wireless it is okay... just make sure you have an ethernet cord.
Even if your laptop has wireless still get an ethernet cord.
Don't over spend!

My Dell was too heavy and because I will be doing a lot! next year I decided I needed something light and powerful. 

Make a great buy... think long term... and also think about moving around with the laptop from class to class if you intend to use it to take notes (like I do).


SLeep some more....

and then when you get tired sleep some more again....
You will need it...

Grab a copy of "getting to maybe" take a quick read... (ask around... if not buy it used!)

Then get a copy of whitebread's (get a used copy)

Read it now... and read it again when exams come around!

Love Yall Already!

Can't wait to see you all


Howard U School of Law / Re: Incoming 1Ls at Howard
« on: June 30, 2005, 11:44:48 AM »
Wassup everybody

I'll be at Howard in the fall and look forward to being all yalls classmates. Does everyone know where they will be living?

I am a 2L at HUSL... if you have any questions just send me a note.


Black Law Students / Re: Howard 05-06 - let the festivities begin
« on: August 03, 2005, 10:24:22 AM »
If you ever wonder about events at the HUSL... well it has officially started...
SEPTEMBER 9th.     
 (other schools will be invited to attend as well.)

I expect to see NONE of you all there... you should be in the LIBR studying... don't get caught up LOL!

Black Law Students / Re: Howard 05-06
« on: July 24, 2005, 11:12:23 AM »
If you want to get your t-shirts before coming to school... I suggest that you do! 

Just a reminder, you can still order "I'm A HUSL'A" T-Shirts ...
Shirts are available at the following website:
For now, shirts come in Red and Blue, sizes X-Small to 2X.
Check the site regularly for new items soon to come (Long-sleeve shirts, sweats, etc.)
To place an order you must use a credit card and have a registered account with PayPal.  If you do not have a PayPal account, follow the directions at checkout to create one.
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Black Law Students / Re: Howard 05-06
« on: July 22, 2005, 04:02:27 PM »
Is there a cafeteria available on the law school campus? I know during the open house we had lunch in a dining area, but I couldn’t conclude if it actually served and prepared food.

Si Senor.  The Cafe does prepare and serve food.  In addition to eating you also have wireless internet... (wonderful .. because you would most likely still have work to prepare before classes begin :)  Also, we have Soul Food Thursdays...!!!!  The day I live for!

Oh, I won't be back the first week of classes... I need a vacation.  I worked at a firm all summer long :( 

But be safe and stay SANE!


Black Law Students / Re: Howard 05-06
« on: July 20, 2005, 02:19:08 PM »
HUSL 2007 - Can you please say a few things about the 2 week Intensive Legal Methods class?  How to prepare, what it's like, what you got out of it, any other thoughts, etc.


After a grueling 21 Hrs second semester first year... I must say that I hated the INTENSE Legal Methods program...

I would read Getting To Maybe and an exam taking book (can't remember the name of the book - well I think it has something like 8 secrets) by Charles Whitebread. 

I would read those before coming to school...

But most importantly... PLEASE SLEEP!  Seriously... I am currently starting to ween myself off of too much sleep this summer.. so I can get back to rare form of having 4 hrs sleep a night... As they say at Howard... if you have getting more than 5 hrs sleep... (I think Broussard said 3 hrs) you are doing something wrong...


Black Law Students / Re: Howard 05-06
« on: July 19, 2005, 01:23:22 PM »
I am not looking forward to that. >:(  How did you keep your concentration when the weather was getting nice after a long winter.... :-[ :-[

Question 2: Yes, you HAVE to take 21hrs your spring semester... it is NO joke, but hard work pays off.

I stayed in the LIBR. all the time... and I would take brief walks around campus when I am taking breaks..

But for the most part I stayed at the LIB...

Black Law Students / Re: Howard 05-06
« on: July 19, 2005, 12:52:55 PM »

I'm seriously considering howard and I had a few questions I was hoping you could answer. How long after you applied did you find out about scholarship info? Also I heard you have to take 21 hours in the spring of your first year is this true? Where do most of the students seem to live? Also although I'm not a republican I do lean on the conservative side on several issues. Will I have a problem at howard because of it? Finally how much is the social life at the law school like the undergrad? Thank you for your time.


Question 1: At the time of acceptance or after negotiating!

Question 2: Yes, you HAVE to take 21hrs your spring semester... it is NO joke, but hard work pays off.

Question 3: Most students live in the Metro DC area and Maryland (Silver Spring)

Question 4: That is the beauty about law school.. you are there to express your reviews... I have classmates who are Republicans... and we love dem just the same... So NO it would not be an issue... I am conservative myself on many issues...

Question 5: Social life can be like undergrad if you make it that way.  I had ZERO social life... and I mean ZERO!  I wanted to be at the top of the class and had to work hard to make it there...I am happy now cuz when I graduate, I can party as much as I want :)  But trust me there would a party every weekend... and the 3L Thursdays are a treat (at least that's what I hear)...

I hope my answers helped you out...


Black Law Students / Re: Howard 05-06
« on: July 06, 2005, 12:51:34 PM »
Hi im new to this board and I had several questions for HUSL2007 about howard law school. I'm from D.C. I have a 157 LSAT and a 3.8 GPA from a small private school. I was a military intelligence analyst for 4 years. Do I have a decent shot at admissions and if so is a scholarship possible? Also I noticed the abnormally high starting salary at howard law school (105,000 last time I checked.) Is that correct? I spent a few days looking at top law firms and don't see to many howard graduates but I did notice they had a higher amount of people go into the business sector. I was just hoping someone could explain this to me. Thank you for your time everyone.

Disclaimer:  I have no knowledge about tehe admissions criteria at Howard Law.  Any opinion offered my me about Howard is in no way indicative of Howard's admissions criteria. 

Now that I have gotten the disclaimer out of the way...

Yes I think you stand a good chance of getting into Howard Law with a scholarship.  The top 40% of Howard Grads end up a biglaw and medium law firms.  If you are at least in the top 25% of the class you stand a good chance of starting at 105K, this of course is subject change base on where you decide to work.. example NY biglaw averages at 125K, Chicago 115-125K, atlanta 105-110K.

The decision on where you want to work after lawschool is a personal decision.  Frankly I know people at the top of the class that would refuse a job at a biglaw.   And I know people who are not in the top of the class that get jobs at top US law firms... some students want to do international human rights... while others want a 9-5 government job.  If you know what you want, then you work for what you want.  I like to keep my options open... so I stay in the top of my class... in the event I want to do biglaw...

I would suggest that you take time out to think about your choice of law school.  I would suggest you call the dean... meet with him... and apply on the spot if you are pleased... I am happy with my choice... As Jdohno said.. there are many NYU and Columbia grads at biglaw... and while this is no surprise to me... there are just not many BLACK nyu and columbia grads at biglaw.  Based on my experience (meager at best) I noticed this summer at my firm (biglaw) that we had 5 howard grads but only like 3 vandy, 2 emory BLACK attys.  Now you do the math... seems like somebody is recruiting heavily at HUSL... further, I noticed that a lot of people SLEEP on HUSL...

Trust me if you attend... you will be so surprised at the level of intensity and learn at HUSL... I can't get any better than being a HUSLer!



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